Let's Face It... It's HOT here on the West Coast of Florida! Trick Dog "U" K9 Training Academy offers a K9 Fitness center for our four-legged friends and their humans too. We offer indoor climate-controlled dog walking for your dog(s), here you can walk your dog without worries that the ground is too hot for their paws, that's right you don't have to get up before sunrise or walk your dog late at night to avoid stimuli that sends him/her over threshold. If your dog needs to lose some weight, we carry a doggie backpack in their size that can be gently weighted to help them burn extra calories. We offer free Wi-Fi for your entertainment while your pup gets in a workout.
Trick Dog U's very own Dali doing her best not to break a sweat on the treadmill!
Our Canine Conditioning course will improve your dog's core strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. We offer a Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Program. Our puppy program introduces puppies to different objects, surfaces and heights in a controlled and safe environment to build socialization skills and avoid fears of like objects and handling. Our beginner program teaches safe handling and proper stretching techniques to avoid unwanted injuries prior to learning the necessary behaviors to interact with our beginner obstacle course. Intermediate students learn more stretching behaviors they will perform without handler assistance as well as complex behaviors for a more challenging equipment and courses. Advanced students will tackle our extreme obstacle courses that may include treadmills or our above ground pool, advanced students will end class with a relaxing doggie massage. All courses are designed to mentally challenge, drain energy and get your dog into great shape whether your dog is overweight, needs to strengthen muscles from an injury or preparing for competition. All students who attend 6 weeks of class will receive a certificate of completion. Classes meet weekly; each class is approximately 60 minutes long for the duration of six weeks. Class sizes are limited so each student gets the individual attention they need. 4 Weeks instruction $100.00. Next Beginner's Canine Conditioning Course will resume this Summer.
Water Sports - Swim, Surf & Paddle Board Lessons
We offer swim, surf and paddle board lessons in our above ground heated pool. If your goal is to teach your dog to swim in your own pool, take him/her the beach or out on a paddleboard or kayak we can help. For dogs who need to lose weight swimming is great way to shed pounds. Because our pool is heated it also has therapeutic benefits for those dogs undergoing rehabilitation due to an injury. This service is available by private appointment only please contact us to schedule an appointment 727-857-6028. Lessons are $35.00 for 30 minutes; discount pre-paid packages are available.
Fido Fitness Class for Both Ends of the Leash!
We offer fun fitness classes that allows you and your dog the opportunity to lose inches together. Fido Fitness is a full body conditioning program for you and your dog, it combines stretching, strength training, core conditioning and cardio through yoga, resistance bands, core conditioning equipment, obstacles and games. Each session is 45 minutes long and held inside our air-conditioned training facility. Fido Fitness is a great way to build confidence for both ends of the leash and a great way to bond with your favorite 4-legged friend. Each session is $15.00 discount packages are available.
Got a chunky cat? We can help them too!
Trick Dog "U" K9 Training Academy is conveniently located in Pasco County. We are located near Hernando & North Pinellas Counties. We offer Group & Private dog & cat training classes at our facility as well as dog & cat behavior modification. We are located in Hudson near Aripeka, Bayport, Bayonet Point, Brooksville, Elfers, Holiday, Homosassa Springs, Hudson, New Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, Trinity & Weeki Wachee. Clients seeking our service outside of our coverage area can be served through our remote services that are available throughout Florida and the United States using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. We also offer Cat Boarding. Trick Dog "U" K9 Training Academy is Certified, Licensed & Insured.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Arlene E. -- found trick dog u, k9 training academy when looking for basic obedience for my then 6 month old puppy. we took the class and I was hooked, I love the method of training no force everything is positive making class fun. both handler and dog are important, and lisa makes sure both are comfortable with the training. if a dog doesn't take to a certain method of training lisa will work on an alternative method that brings the desired results she doesn't give up. I currently have 2 young dogs taking classes at trick dog u, 1 has been taking classes for the past 7 months, has earned his CGCA, Novice Trick Dog Certificate and is currently taking Novice Dog Parkour. My other dog is currently getting ready to test for her cgc. I can't possibly say enough, the programs offered promote positive training and bonding with your dog. lisa is awesome seeing what she has accomplished with her own furkids says it all... No dogs left behind! Amber H. -- Thank you for all of your help with Egore, Lisa!! You have saved his life and gave us a completely new loving family member that we knew he could be with all of your help and guidance. It's been a lot of work and we've had our ups and downs with him and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us through it all!! I have given you your first Yelp review and it's a 5 star glowing one!
You helped complete our family again!
Ann Marie H. -- Lisa Is Awesome My dog is not even back after an ordeal in my home with another dog and lisa has been on the phone with me several times offering guidance as to what to plan for. it is a long story and I know with lisa's help we will be ok. I can feel it.
Vinny P. --Good Choice, Very professional.
Vickie A. -- Lisa is exceptional! Our Murray was always barking at us and she showed us how to do a "time out" with a dog and it worked, he no longer barks at us when he wants our attention. we are now working on fetching and not jumping on people when they come into our house. do not hesitate to call her. she is an awesome trainer.
tiffany c. -- lisa had some great ideas on our first session for puppy training. they worked while she was working with my puppy. i'm implementing the suggestions over the next two weeks until her next visit and look forward to more training ideas. she's got a great demeanor with animals. all of my cats which usually hide from strangers came out and were comfortable in her presence. thumbs up!
Jana H. -- Experienced, kind and very patient. gave great tips and my puppy had already learned several commands during the first session!! cant wait for our next one. thank you.
Rachel S. -- I met lisa when I needed help working my reactive dog through a hard move to a new environment. she was reactive to other dogs within our neighborhood and generally very anxious and worried in our new neighborhood. we learned management skills for her behaviors and methods of modification to help her improve behaviorally. We've had the opportunity to boost our girl's confidence with trick training and freestyle and I continue to keep her in classes (even though group classes seemed unattainable at one time for my reactive pup) And we always have an outlet for her to continue learning and working. we've even been able to get her Canine Good citizen certification which Precious had been unable to accomplish.
robin h. -- lisa does a fantastic job with my dog. he has learned more service dog jobs thru her training. she has made learning fun for my little guy so he wants to go to class and learn. she also has given me tools to keep training even when we are away from class. I have been to many trainers while we travel, and now we have found the right one for us.
kim l. -- the location is convenient, versatile, and fun! lisa is a great teacher and we look forward to going back soon!
monica g. -- lisa's tricks class is amazing. she breaks the trick down into small components so that your dog can succeed. my dog has learned well over 35 tricks with lisa and is working on earing his expert trick title. I just started my puppy with lisa as well the puppy recently earned her novice title. lisa is the best trick dog instructor in the area. she is certified, knowledgeable and very patient.
Lisa b. -- amazing at how quick the animals in lisa's school learn! you want your fur kid to be top dog - learn from the best! we give trick dog u 4 paws up! Liz B. -- Lisa worked with me and my pup, showed us that we really COULD get over 'leash reactivity' and even got Buddy to walk on a BALANCE BEAM, something I would never have even thought of trying! She was the catalyst to get me going with teaching Buddy numerous tricks which I had never done with any dog before. Thanks to her guidance, I have a wonderful, fun loving pup (who just happens to look like Dali's twin!) One look at all the things she's taught her dogs and you realize just how great she is with these wonderful creatures.
Jaana J. -- Lisa helped Hobie Dog with basic obedience, and did awesome. She was patient with him and had results during first session. Lisa gave us exercises, homework and suggested products that would work for us. We are very happy we got to work with Lisa, and the results we super!
Laura H. -- Lisa has worked with 2 of my dogs and I highly recommend her! She is so very patient and an awesome trainer and also good with behavioral problems!
Toby M. -- Highly recommend Lisa, she helped me to understand why my dog was leash reactive and helped me correct the problem, she also taught my dog to use my treadmill which is fabulous when I get home from a long day of work and am too tired to walk Bella.
Paul S. -- Lisa helped us with training tips and even taught Baylee to walk the treadmill. We always found her to be helpful and most of all so wonderful with Baylee.